We had a fun week at the White House, with the 2013 White House Science Fair, the 2013Teacher of the Year Ceremony, and many more events. We also launched the White House Tumblr, so be sure to check it out. Sincerely,
On Saturday, President Obama joined Conan O’Brien onstage at the Washington Hilton for the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, fondly known in DC as the “nerd prom,” and gave his fifth address to the organization of journalists who cover the White House. In his remarks, the President poked at himself, as well as some of the news organizations and politicians in the room. He also showed a spoof promo for Steven Spielberg’s follow-up to “Lincoln,” a biopic called “Obama.” But while everyone had a good laugh during the speech, President Obama closed his speech on a more serious note, reminding the audience of the important role the media plays in American society, especially during times of crisis like the Boston Marathon bombings and the explosion that killed so many first responders in West, Texas. Read more about the event and watch the President’s speech here.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama attended the dinner with the President. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Webinar on Managing Student Loans and Saving for a Secure Financial Future
Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Labor will hold a Webinar to provide tips and tools to help college seniors and young workers learn to budget for today’s needs and tomorrow’s goals. “Start Early to Take Charge of Your Financial Future” will be held from 3-4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 30. Participants will receive practical guidance and resources to assist with budgeting, managing debt from student loans and credit cards, saving and investing for short and long-term goals, making the most of employer-sponsored retirement and health benefits, and other aspects of personal finance management. You can register for the webinar here.
Drug Policy Reform
||Last Thursday, the Office of National Drug Control Policy released a science-driven plan for drug policy reform in America to build upon this progress. This 21st century drug policy outlines a series of evidence-based reforms that treat our nation’s drug problem as a public health issue, not just a criminal justice issue. This policy underscores what we all know to be true: we cannot arrest or incarcerate our way out of the drug problem. Read more about this policy and theAdministration’s plan for drug policy reform here
President Obama Speaks to the Planned Parenthood Conference
Last Thursday, President Obama spoke at the Planned Parenthood Conference in Washington, DC, reaffirming the core principle that has guided the organization for nearly a century: that women should be allowed to make their own decisions about their own health. “One in five women in this country has turned to Planned Parenthood for health care,” he said. “And for many, Planned Parenthood is their primary source of health care — not just for contraceptive care, but for lifesaving preventive care, like cancer screenings and health counseling.” Read more about the event and the President’s speech here.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 Planned Parenthood National Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., April 26, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Deadline May 12: Fall 2013 White House Internship Program
The White House internship program application for Fall 2013 is due May 12th! The President, First Lady, and staff are committed to providing young leaders from all across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain exposure to the public service sector through the White House Internship Program. Applicants are encouraged to submit an application that illustrates qualifications, character, and commitment to public service. Find out more about the internship, the offices you could work in, and apply here!
President Barack Obama waves goodbye after talking with summer interns from the White House Internship Program in the Rose Garden of the White House, Aug. 10, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)